Skip to comments.Turkey accuses Israel of 'ethnic cleansing' in Gaza
Posted on 11/20/2012 5:56:58 PM PST by bruinbirdman
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday accused Israel of "ethnic cleansing" in Gaza, saying the Jewish state's air raids could not be considered self-defence.
"Israel is committing ethnic cleansing by ignoring peace in this region and violating international law," Erdogan said. "It is occupying the Palestinian territory step by step."
The premier said Israeli air raids against Gaza could not be deemed self-defence, accusing Western countries of aiding what he called a "terrorist state" by condoning its violence.
"Sooner or later, Israel will answer for the innocent blood it has shed so far," he said.
Erdogan's words came after Israel halted a threatened Gaza ground operation to give Egyptian-led truce talks a chance to end nearly a week of cross-border violence that has killed more than 100 Palestinians and three Israelis.
He said Turkey, Egypt and the Gulf countries, particularly Qatar and Saudi Arabia, had to take their own initiative, accusing the United Nations Security Council of doing nothing to save Gazans.
"It is against them today, tomorrow it will be us, keep that in mind," he said. "If we are going to die, let's go down with decency. Keep that in mind too."
In Washington, the United States -- an ally of both Israel and Turkey -- was upset with the harsh words.
"Some of the extremely harsh rhetoric coming from Turkey we do not consider helpful at all," said State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland.
"Of course we don't agree with some of these very difficult statements that have been coming there. And we've made those views clear to the Turks," she said.
On Monday, Erdogan said the UN "turned a blind eye" on Israeli attacks against Palestinians, accusing the international body of double standards against Muslims.
Erdogan emerged as a staunch advocate of the Palestinian
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I had a dream last year. Never forgot it. It was very powerful and led me to do some research. It was a booming nonsound. Can’t describe it because it filled my head with shockwaves, but it was simple.
“BE AWARE OF THE MEDES!”
Guess who the Medes are.
Mmmmmmm.....turkey.......with dressing......cranberries......gravy......fish lips......just checking to see if you were paying attention.
Erdogan can go “do” himself. Israel’s land, their business and their right to protect themselves and not put up with $h!t from hamas.
Time for Israel to step up aid to the Kurds.
Exactly, and I don't believe in the Frenchie "islamic spelling" crap either.
The moslems hang out in mosks conspiring to commit gee-hawed.
It's Irack, or Erock if you wish. Not Al Qaida but rather alkida. Kadoffy, etc etc
Since the moslems don't use the English alphabet, there is no right or wrong way to spell their words. We need to spell it like it sounds.
After all, we're Merkins.
LOL. Considering a thousand years of perpetual genocide of numerous ethnicities by Turkey it sounds far further than sipmply a keg and a pot.
After that, the Israeli's are free, under any law to retaliate utterly.
If nation A attacks nation B, that is a license for nation B to use any and all force, even utterly disproportionate.
err.. Erdogan, what about the Kurds or the Alawis? Or the Syriac Christians? or the Assyrians? or the Armenians?
or, you can call them Mohammedans... that will really tick them off...
Of course, English didn't come around until 4500 years later :)